Simplyhealth supports innovative nutrition programme for people with Down’s syndrome

…mme on healthy eating. DSActive will work with a nutritionist to develop up-to-date nutrition advice for people with Down’s syndrome, including a fact sheet for parents and easy to read versions for people with Down’s syndrome. A nutrition based app will also be developed in co-operation with Middlesex University. Carol Boys, Chief Executive of the DSA says: “DSActive’s nutrition campaign is a significant development for the project. The football…

A review of 2019

…d Sport which was managed by Citizens Online. Working with app development company The Distance and Monitoring and Evaluation Consulting, the app was designed, built, and available for download within 7 months. You can find out more about the app here and download it for FREE here. National Festivals Our 9th National Football Festival took place in Birmingham, with over 140 players attending on the day. It was a brilliant day, and all the DSActive…

Tips on fundraising by Brentford Penguin FC

…ever they may be also, to extend the Penguin impact and reach marginalised communities elsewhere. Being a competitive team is NOT what the Penguins is about. Instead, we focus on well-being and health as a priority.” What advice/ tips would you give a football club trying to raise money? “For any grassroots club looking to raise money, we would advise firstly spending some quality time with the local community. Speak with and befriend the local bu…

Healthy eating and exercise

…imes be hard. The DSA have some tools and information that you might find helpful. Go to this page of the DSA’s website to find links to information about healthy eating as well as other useful information on health and well-being. You can download a Healthy Eating guide: Healthy Eating Easy Read. Have you tried DSEngage? The DSA runs FREE daily online sessions to help keep you active, busy and have lots of fun. Find out more on the website….

Healthy living

…rtant for people with Down’s syndrome who can be more susceptible to weight-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Research has found that of those involved in DSActive sessions, 27% have lost weight, 68% have improved their fitness, 71% have grown in confidence, 78% have improved their physical ability and 91% have improved their social skills. Being active is an important part of being healthy, but what you eat is just as import…

Visiting the Electric Eels

…g? The Synchro performance in Canada and learning all the strokes. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/20190112_184414.mp4 Anna, a coach with the Electric Eels: How long have you been involved with Electric Eels? About 8 years. Why do you help at the session? It’s my favourite part of the week! It’s always great fun and it’s very rewarding to help our amazing swimmers to achieve their potential. What is your best memory from Ele…

Haydon and his team mates

…with the boys has done so much for Haydon’s confidence, speech and general communication skills. He now plays for his own school and is a bit of a star there too I believe! The photos are from a Sporting 87 tournament last year which was judged not on score, but on skills, passing and sportsmanship. Haydon’s team won. Suffice it to say that every boy in the team wanted Haydon to receive the cup on their behalf. I cannot say enough about them or th…

Upbeats show off their skills to Charlton’s first team!

…s lives”. It was a fantastic day all round and the Upbeats had a great day meeting some of their footballing hero’s. The Upbeats have a charity walk coming up on the 8 April. To find out more please visit www.cact.org.uk….

What is a healthy diet?

…trointestinal conditions and hypothyroidism. The Down’s Syndrome Association’s Health Series contains more information on these conditions and can be found on the DSA’s website www.downs-syndrome.org.uk For more information on the Health Swap app please click here or email dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk…